civil wrights

anonymous asked:

Hey there I have always wanted to be an architect but university right now is so hard and we have about 20 assignments due at once. Can you give me some positive architecture motivation to not drop out right now

I am not good with words, I know that architecture school is brutal, but I also know it last a short while and then you get to be an architect for the rest of your life! Maybe some quotes from some people better than me at using words will help:

Life is architecture and architecture is the mirror of life. – I.M. Pei 

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Hillary Rodham Clinton

In the 1960’s Hillary Clinton at Wellesley College became a student activist who advocated for black women to be enrolled in her college.

In the 1970’s Hillary Clinton worked for a black civil rights activist, Marian Wright Edelman at the Children Defense Fund.

In the 1970’s Hillary Clinton worked on getting black youths out of adult prison in South Carolina because of physical and sexual abuse.

In the 1970’s Hillary Clinton worked as a free legal aid providing free services to black people in South Carolina

In the 1970’s Hillary Clinton worked undercover to stop educational segregation in Mississippi and Alabama.

In the 1970’s Hillary Clinton interned at a California Law firm that represented Black Panther Leaders!

In the 1980’s Hillary Clinton reformed Healthcare system in Arkansan by creating SCHIP program providing healthcare to urban communities.

In the 1990’s Hillary Clinton reformed the educational system on the federal level advancing urban communities.

In the 1990’s Hillary Clinton stood with Black movements such, Mothers of Gun Violence, Stop the Violence and Tough on Crime.

In the 1990’s Hillary Clinton stood up to Mayor Rudy Giuliani and NY FBI shooting of unarmed black men.

In the 2000’s Hillary Clinton supported cutting mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses in half.

In the 2000’s Hillary Clinton created a charter school in the Bronx, for Young Men of Color called Eagle Academy.

In the 2000’s Hillary Clinton Invested $5 billion in re-entry job programs for formerly incarcerated individuals

In the 2000’s Hillary Clinton privately supported Mrs. Bell, Sean Bell wife after the police put 5 bullets into his car killing him.

In the 2000’s Hillary Clinton reformed the Foster care program that assisted Black kids finding a home

In the 2010’s Hillary Clinton fought Ugandan efforts to criminalize homosexuality, punishable by death.


“     I won’t hold back!     ”

“     That’s just what I’d want!    ”

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN (born June 6, 1939) is an American activist for the rights of children. She has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. She is president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund.

She attended Marlboro Training High School in Bennettsville, and went on to Spelman College and traveled the world on a Merrill scholarship and studied in the Soviet Union as a Lisle fellow. She also became involved in the Civil Rights Movement, and after being arrested for her activism, she decided to study law and enrolled at Yale Law School where she earned a Juris Doctor in 1963.

Marian Wright Edelman was also the 1st African American woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar.


nathanastrid  asked:

Have you ever mixed architecture with another art? BTW: No, I wasn't stalking you in any way, I just love your content. Great job.


I think my blog is basically a collection of architecture mixed with other arts. But, in my opinion, architecture is always interacting with the other arts. Architects draw inspiration and use the same techniques as other artists to communicate.

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But it isn't art!

“We don’t collect buildings… we take architecture seriously, but it isn’t art.” ~ MoMA Director Glenn Lowry

With those words Glenn Lowry defended MoMA’s decision to demolish the adjacent Folk Art Museum during the January 28 “Conversation”. Alexander Gorlin, in an open letter to Architectural Record, calls this “a sad lifting of the veil on what was once a meaningful institution that supported the essence of contemporary architecture." 

I agree.

MoMA had been my favorite museum because it provided a place for architecture along the other visual arts. I have never been one to judge what others consider art, but the next time I read/hear about a pile of garbage on display at the MoMA I might throw a tantrum. I am not saying that the Folk Art Museum structure must be saved, cities evolve, but I am sure there is a way to retain some elements as a reminder, a record if you will, like many other museums have done before. Lowly’s words are an insult to all the architects that work daily to elevate the quality of our buildings, the words of someone without a valid reason to support that decision, and for me I don’t think I will be going back to the MoMA.

"The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright 

“Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.” ~ Ernest Dimnet